A therapy program manager is responsible for the physical therapy office/department's management and efficient operation. He/she provides administration supervision, monitors patient admission and treatment schedules, handles billing and insurance matters, assists in the formulation and implementation of policies, and generally manages therapy staff in their facility.
A therapy program manager may choose to specialize in a particular type of physical therapy such as sports injury therapy or occupational therapy or to treat all physical therapy patients. They can work in hospitals, private clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools, sports facilities, and health centers. A successful therapy program manager should have experience in the field as well as interpersonal skills.
Therapy program managers usually work regular hours of 40 hours a week. Sometimes they may be required to work late evenings and the weekends, depending on the patients' schedules.